niridazole

niridazole

A drug used in the treatment of SCHISTOSOMIASIS. It is highly effective against the Haematobium variety but because of its side effects it has been largely replaced by other drugs such as PRAZIQUANTEL.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The effect of Schistosoma mansoni infection and treatment with niridazole on testicular histology of the mice.
Administration of anthelmintics such as niridazole or benzimidazole may be useful in facilitating the worm's removal.
Metronidazole or niridazole can be used in treating Dracunculus infections although these drugs do not kill the worm but rather facilitate its removal.
In the same case study, it is stated that metronidazole is often used to complement or replace traditional removal of worms, and that niridazole, thiabendazole, and mebendazole are also useful.